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Baked Cumin Chicken

Baked Cumin Chicken is tender, juicy and incredibly simple to make! Perfect for topping salads or eating with a side a veggies. An easy, healthy dish with a little southwest flare! 
Course: Main Course
Keyword: baked cumin chicken
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Heather


  • 1½ to 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 400° and add the olive oil to a 9x13 baking dish.
  • In a small bowl, combine the cumin, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
  • Pound or slice the chicken in half to make the chicken even and less than an inch thick.
  • Place the chicken in the dish with the olive oil, and turn chicken to coat.
  • Sprinkle both sides of the chicken with the cumin mix.
  • Bake, uncovered, for 25-30 minutes and until internal temp reaches 160°.
  • Let chicken rest 5-10 minutes before serving.


*** Cooking time may vary depending on the size of your chicken breast. 


Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 446mg | Potassium: 456mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 22IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 2mg
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